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Buy/Sell Agreements: What You Should Know

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Protect yourself, your family and your beauty business by drawing up these buyout documents.
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How many ways can a family business get into trouble? Maybe an infinite number, if the stories told by family business consultants are any guide. "In a non-family business you have rational problems and rational solutions," says Don Schwerzler of Family Business Experts, an Atlanta-based family business counselor. "But in a family business you have rational problems and emotional solutions. Decisions are made not necessarily on what's best for the business, but what's best for the family.

Skincare Spotlight: WWD Digital Beauty Summit

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This first-ever WWD event gave attendees invaluable insight into today's market - information you can use.
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Ada S. Polla

I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever WWD Digital Forum: Beauty Edition during Fashion Week earlier this year in New York City. As is usual with such high-caliber conferences, I left the day with more ideas than my brain could sift through and a much longer to-do list than I had arrived with. As Peter Born, executive editor of beauty at WWD, said in his opening remarks, "Digital and beauty belong together." If I ever doubted this, Tuesday, Feb 11, changed my mind forever.

Elements of Beauty

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Survey these nine fine offerings presented at the 2014 ELEMENTs showcase in New York City.
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Elements of Beauty

Directly from the ELEMENTs show floor in Manhattan inside New York City is a lineup of niche products that are certainly worthy of the spotlight.

Harlan Kirschner's Celebrating Cures

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The Kirschner Group's CEO will be honored with the industry's City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award July 12.
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Harlan Kirschner's Celebrating Cures

Saturday, July 12, is the date for the beauty industry's 2014 Spirit of Life Award Reception & Dinner at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This year, Harlan Kirschner, CEO of The Kirschner Group, is being honored. Kirschner is only the second manufacturers rep firm principal to ever receive the award. (The previous manufacturers rep firm principal honoree serviced only one beauty retailer.)

Protecting Your Customers’ Information

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Security breaches are happening more frequently. Read on to discover how you can protect yourself and your customers.
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Protecting Your Customers’ Data

The mammoth security breach at Target stores over the 2013 holiday shopping season focused the nation on the reality of cybercrime and identity theft. Forty million people had credit or debit card numbers stolen in the attack and 70 million more had information--such as home addresses and phone numbers--taken by criminals. Target announced the attack on December 19 and just days later, Neiman Marcus reported it had also been the victim of a cyber attack during the holidays.

Protecting Sensitive Customer Data

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Credit card security breaches are happening more frequently. Take steps to avoid penalties and protect your customers.
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Protecting Sensitive Customer Data

Credit cards. What would today's retailer do without them? If you're like most merchants, you've found that the ubiquitous plastic card has become the default transaction tool for purchases large and small. But there's a hidden danger in being too cavalier about how your staff handles credit card transactions. You can be hit with costly fines and penalties if you ignore increasingly tight regulations governing the protection of customer data, especially if your violation leads to an actual release of customer information into criminal hands.

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